The Hours Somewhere between Virginia Woolf's revolutionary 1925 novel Mrs. Dalloway, Michael Cunningham's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1998 fictional variation on Woolf's Dalloway themes, and this handsome, unsubtle, hellbent-for-Oscar… The Hours Somewhere between Virginia Woolf's revolutionary 1925 novel Mrs. Dalloway, Michael Cunningham's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1998 fictional variation on Woolf's Dalloway themes, and this handsome, unsubtle, hellbent-for-Oscar… 2002-12-27 PG-13 PT110M Drama Nicole Kidman Julianne Moore Meryl Streep Toni Collette Claire Danes Stephen Dillane Ed Harris Allison Janney John C. Reilly Jack Rovello Scott Rudin Paramount Pictures
Movie Review

The Hours (2002)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Limited Release: Dec 27, 2002; Rated: PG-13; Length: 110 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore and Meryl Streep; Distributor: Paramount Pictures; More

Somewhere between Virginia Woolf's revolutionary 1925 novel Mrs. Dalloway, Michael Cunningham's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1998 fictional variation on Woolf's Dalloway themes, and this handsome, unsubtle, hellbent-for-Oscar adaptation of Cunningham's novel, a work meant to feel liquid has become a cinematic solid. And while we can admire the refinements of Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, and Meryl Streep (respectively playing Woolf, a young housewife in 1950s Los Angeles, and a middle-aged book editor in modern-day Greenwich Village), we don't learn anything about the interior lives of the three women so vibrantly miserable in their unhappiness.

Originally posted Jan 24, 2003 Published in issue #692-693 Jan 24, 2003 Order article reprints
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